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Addiction Recovery News 11/2009




Minnesota's Decker needs surgery on sprain in left foot, lengthy rehab to follow (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada Sports)
MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota wide receiver Eric Decker will have surgery to fix torn ligaments in his left foot, ending his college career and complicating his status for the NFL draft.

MILITARY: Military says drug use not a problem in Afghanistan (North County Times)
Is exposure to heroin-making poppy, marijuana and other drugs in areas of Afghanistan leading to rising rates of drug use or addiction among U.S. troops?

"Rocking" Victorian Flatbush: Plans for H Station Rehab Include Artwork for Porch (YourNabe.com)
The long-awaited renovation of the historic train station at Avenue H will include something not often seen at Brooklyn stations: Sculpture that is not only meant for viewing, but also as a perch for passengers.

Judge orders 3 to trial in Anna Nicole drug case (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Three key players in the troubled world of Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith have been ordered to stand trial after a hearing that plumbed the drug-fueled depths of her final years and the alleged roles of her boyfriend and two doctors in feeding her addiction to prescription drugs.

Researchers: Drug curbs addiction (Daily Pilot)
UC Irvine researchers have discovered that a drug they say could treat cancer may also keep recovering cocaine addicts from relapsing into their habit, university officials said in a news release.

Rehab of flood-stricken Pangasinan in full swing (Manila Bulletin)
LINGAYEN, Pangasinan — Rehabilitation efforts for the 34 towns and three cities in Pangasinan that were severely affected by the recent devastating flood is now in full swing.

After Typhoon Santi, NDCC to focus on rehab work (GMA News)
After Typhoon Santi (international name: Mirinae) battered portions of Luzon over the weekend, the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) on Monday said it would focus its efforts on helping the victims, starting with Laguna residents, restore their lives.

After ‘Santi,’ NDCC to focus on rehab work (GMA News)
After Typhoon Santi (international name: Mirinae) battered portions of Luzon over the weekend, the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) on Monday said it would focus its efforts on helping the victims restore their lives.

TV Review: 'Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew': Sure, why not make a bunch of sex addicts live together? (Entertainment Weekly)
Here’s the problem with these rehab-on-TV shows: They are showing rehab. On TV. Um, most sobriety programs have “anonymous” in their names for a reason. Because anonymity is a key aspect of getting over addictions, which means television might make the process a bit tougher.

"Rocking" Victorian Flatbush: Plans for H Station Rehab Include Artwork for Porch (YourNabe.com)
The long-awaited renovation of the historic train station at Avenue H will include something not often seen at Brooklyn stations: Sculpture that is not only meant for viewing, but also as a perch for passengers.

New CVPH rehab center opens Monday (Plattsburgh Press Republican)
DID YOU KNOW? Dr. Peter Gott offers sound medical answers to reader questions in the new Lifestyles section...

St. Joseph inpatient rehab good to go through 2012 (Eureka Times-Standard)
St. Joseph Hospital's inpatient rehabilitation unit can now count on being around at least through 2012. The St. Joseph Health System-Humboldt Board of Directors adopted a resolution stipulating that the inpatient rehabilitation unit will

Canadian Author John English Offers Unique Way of Conquering Addiction in Kill the Addiction, Stop Smoking: Without ... (PR.com)
In Kill the Addiction, Stop Smoking: Without Quitting, published by leading self-publisher Outskirts Press, John English shows how addiction works and shows how to conquer it permanently with a unique method that involves a new way of thinking about smoking addiction. A smoker himself for fifty years, John is now nicotine free and so are ninety percent of the smokers he tested using the method ...

Why Artie snubs TV 'rehab' (New York Post)
Even though he made jokes about taking ecstasy on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," comic Artie Lange says he's never been clean this long -- eight months -- having kicked a four-year heroin addiction. Still, he's terrified of doing a reality show. "Th...

Disabled Veterans Demonstrate Against Rehab Dept. (Israel National News)
(IsraelNN.com) Disabled IDF veterans and their families demonstrated outside the IDF’s Rehabilitation Department at the central recruiting office. The disabled veterans said they are tired by what they see as the abuse by the Rehabilitation Department.

Researchers: Drug curbs addiction (Daily Pilot)
UC Irvine researchers have discovered that a drug they say could treat cancer may also keep recovering cocaine addicts from relapsing into their habit, university officials said in a news release.

Frazier Rehab Opens New Outpatient Center (WLKY Louisville)
A new outpatient rehab facility opened Monday in northeastern Jefferson County.

Judge orders 3 to trial in Anna Nicole drug case (The Arizona Republic)
Three key players in the troubled world of Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith have been ordered to stand trial after a hearing that plumbed the drug-fueled depths of her final years and the alleged roles of her boyfriend and two doctors in feeding her addiction to prescription drugs.

Artie Lange - Lange Takes Aim At Celebrity Rehab (ContactMusic)
Outrageous American comedian ARTIE LANGE has taken aim at the producers of hit U.S. reality show CELEBRITY REHAB - insisting the popular programme exploits stars seeking help...

Last Minute Plans: Mixhell at Rehab (Chicagoist)
Photo of Igor via Mixhell's MySpace Yes, we realize you are dead tired and possibly still hungover from Halloween weekend revelry, but you won't want to sleep on tonight's special guest at Debonair's Monday night weekly, Rehab . Derek Berry and Dicky C, your kings of weekday debauchery, will be celebrating the first ever Rehab mixtape, Endless Summers, Winter Thrills , this evening with guest ...

Frazier Rehab opens in NE Jefferson County (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Frazier Rehab Institute opened an outpatient facility Monday at the Jewish Hospital Medical Center Northeast just off Old Henry Road at the Gene Snyder Freeway.

Freedom from Addiction: Part 1 (WTHI Terre Haute)
They're mothers, sisters and daughters with one thing in common: They are drug addicts recovering in prison.

FOX 5 Special: Fatal Addiction (FOX 5 Atlanta)
Prescription drug overdoses kill more people than cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine combined. The numbers are dramatic and experts say the problem has become an epidemic.

Artie Lange Takes Aim At Celebrity Rehab (New Kerala)
Outrageous American comedian ARTIE LANGE has taken aim at the producers of hit U.S. reality show CELEBRITY REHAB - insisting the popular programme exploits stars seeking help with their addictions.

Drug czar: Marijuana clinics difficult to regulate (The Des Moines Register)
Iowans should consider what’s going on in California before deciding whether to allow marijuana use for medical purposes, the nation’s drug czar said in Des Moines Monday.

Computer game addiction rehab clinic opens (Daily Mirror)
Britain's first rehab clinic treating people addicted to playing computer games has just opened.

Rome Hospital Starts Treating ‘Booming’ Web-Addiction Disorder (Bloomberg)
Nov. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Rome’s Policlinico Gemelli hospital, whose former patients include Pope John Paul II , has opened a clinic to treat Internet Addiction Disorder, a pathology linked to the obsessive need to be online.

Lindsay Lohan - Michael Lohans Rehab Plea (ContactMusic)
LINDSAY LOHAN's dad MICHAEL has vowed to end their ongoing war of words if the troubled actress enters a rehabilitation program.The Mean Girls star has threatened to file...

Researchers: Drug curbs addiction (Daily Pilot)
UC Irvine researchers have discovered that a drug they say could treat cancer may also keep recovering cocaine addicts from relapsing into their habit, university officials said in a news release.

Mono skiers return to Colorado rehab hospital for movie screening (The Vail Trail)
Mono skiers return to Colorado rehab hospital for movie screening PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer ENGLEWOOD, Colorado - Felix Snow made the rounds at Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colo., rolling from room to room in his wheelchair like a rock star. Snow is proof of what still can be accomplished after a life-altering accident. Once a patient at the hospital specializing in spinal cord injuries, the ...

Gov applauds, critics decry drug law reforms (Queens Courier)
Six months after a stroke of Governor David Paterson’s pen ceremoniously reformed the 35-year-old Rockefeller Drug Laws, the first of the laws’ historic changes – which erase mandatory sentencing provisions – have taken effect.

Hawaii artists displaying original work at REHAB's 'Art from the Heart' (Honolulu Advertiser)
The public is invited to a free exhibit and sale of original works of art created by patients, former patients and well-established artists from the community during the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific's 10th annual "Art from the Heart" fundraiser on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Whitten repeating presentation at ECU about son's death, drug addiction (Ada Evening News)
ADA — Reggie Whitten, the Oklahoma City attorney who told an overflow crowd at East Central University last August about his son’s drug addiction and death, will return to the campus Wednesday to give more people an opportunity to hear his multi-media message about the effects of addictions and substance abuse.

Drug Trafficking Leads to Addiction Problems in Guinea-Bissau (Voice of America)
For the past few years, the tiny West African country of Guinea-Bissau has become a key transit point for drugs traffickers shipping cocaine to Europe. This has led to a rise in the number of crack-cocaine addicts.

'Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew': Sure, why not make a bunch of sex addicts live together? (Entertainment Weekly)
By Jennifer Armstrong Jennifer Armstrong on new show walking tightrope between good deeds and gawking

PHOTOS: Jodie Sweetin Writes About Drug Addiction (ABC News)
Jodie Sweetin writes about her not-so-sweet addictions.

Hospital bars drug rehab patients from A.A. meetings (Orange County Register)
Hoag officials cite theft and property destruction.

Father Says Son's Future Cut Short By Pain Pill Addiction (WPBF Palm Beach)
A local father told WPBF News 25's Terri Parker that his son's once-promising future was cut short by prescription drug addiction.

PIX Investigates: Sexual Addiction: Is It Real? (WPIX 11 New York)
When ESPN sports analyst, Steve Phillips, was recently fired - for having a brief fling with a young, production assistant, who later harassed his wife - PIX Investigates decided to look at the controversial topic of sexual addiction. Phillips had survived a sex scandal eleven years earlier, when he was General Manager of the New York Mets baseball team. Back then, he repaired his marriage and ...

Prescription For Addiction: Montana's New Drug Problem (KPAX Missoula)
Prescription pills killed more Montanans last year than motor vehicle accidents, homicides, and meth combined. How big is the problem, and what's being done about it? The News Station's Heath Heggem talks to law enforcement officials, medical professionals, and an addict about Montana's new drug problem.

Former WWE Star Reportedly in Rehab, New WWE Announcer on Punk-Taker, Superstars (Lords of Pain)
Has another wrestler entered rehab paid for by WWE?

Judge orders 3 to trial in Anna Nicole drug case (Asbury Park Press)
LOS ANGELES — Three key players in the troubled world of Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith have been ordered to stand trial after a hearing that plumbed the drug-fueled depths of her final years and the alleged roles of her boyfriend and two doctors in feeding her addiction to prescription drugs.

Rule change cuts drug program funding (The Des Moines Register)
A program used to treat drug addicts on the verge of prison terms has lost its federal financing because of an unexplained rules change by the U.S. Department of Justice, Polk County officials said Tuesday.

Mono skiers return to Colorado rehab hospital for movie screening (Vail Daily)
Mono skiers return to Colorado rehab hospital for movie screening PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer ENGLEWOOD, Colorado - Felix Snow made the rounds at Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colo., rolling from room to room in his wheelchair like a rock star. Snow is proof of what still can be accomplished after a life-altering accident. Once a patient at the hospital specializing in spinal cord injuries, the ...

"Rocking" Victorian Flatbush: Plans for H Station Rehab Include Artwork for Porch (YourNabe.com)
The long-awaited renovation of the historic train station at Avenue H will include something not often seen at Brooklyn stations: Sculpture that is not only meant for viewing, but also as a perch for passengers.

Gamer rehab urged (Herald Sun)
A LEADING academic has called for the establishment of Australia's first rehabilitation facility designed to tackle video game addiction.

Researchers: Drug curbs addiction (Daily Pilot)
UC Irvine researchers have discovered that a drug they say could treat cancer may also keep recovering cocaine addicts from relapsing into their habit, university officials said in a news release.

1 in 10 Aussie Gamers Shows Signs of Addiction (Fox News)
A leading academic calls for the establishment of Australia's first rehab facility for game addiction

UH's Greg Alexander begins rehab of injured knee today (Honolulu Advertiser)
University of Hawaii quarterback Greg Alexander, injured Sept. 30 against Louisiana Tech, began rehab on his left knee.

Dad Michael Lohan wants Lindsay in rehab (MSNBC)
Michael Lohan tells Access Hollywood in a new interview that his objective is to get his daughter Lindsay into rehab. That’s why he recorded their phone conversations and that’s why he played Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush the tapes.




Last Modified: 11/2009